Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, FM Towns,
Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Gear, J2ME, MSX, NES, Nintendo 3DS, SEGA
Master System, Sharp X68000, Wii, Wii U, ZX Spectrum
3rd-Person Perspective, Platform
Description Bubble Bobble is the story of two humans, Bub and Bob who wander into the mysterious cave of monsters and magically turn into dinosaurs. The only way to transform back is to reach the end of the cave... Bubble Bobble is a platform game, with each level being a single screen. The enemies must be cleared from a level to go to the next one. With one player controlling Bub and the other controlling Bob, the player can jump and collect items for points (such as fruit). The real power Bub and Bob have however is the ability to blow bubbles. These bubbles can be as platforms to leap on, or to trap enemies. Enemies trapped in a bubble must be popped by jumping into them, wherein they'll turn to fruit. Additionally, power-ups sometimes float by in bubbles. They include lightning, which flies out horizontally at enemies, and water, which drags the player and enemies straight down flowing over platforms. Taking too long to complete any level will summon Baron Von Blubba, who will float around the screen trying to destroy the player.
July 20, 2015 Subject:
Bubble Bobble IBM: Good port?
Ah. One of many ports of a beloved arcade classic. This port, created by NovaLogic, and published by Taito themselves, is made to mimic the look and feel of the Amiga and Atari ST versions. Graphically, this port is pretty spot-on. Gameplay, however, isn't exactly all there. Monster behaviour differs, as expected. You also can no longer humourously "kiss" monsters, and you cannot jump on your own bubbles anymore, while you CAN jump on the random green bubbles that appear. Also, another issue (common with arcade ports at the time) is that when a credit is used, your score resets. The actual arcade original does not do this.
This isn't a bad port, mind you, but I'd stick with the NES, Master System, or Game Gear ports.